Kastamonu about its participation in the Second All-Russia Conference of Furniture ManufacturersMedia
As part of the international exhibition Mebel-2022, the Second All-Russia Conference of Furniture Manufacturers with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and leading industry experts was held on November 21 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow.
The event was organized by the Association of Furniture and Wood Processing Industry Enterprises of the Russian Federation (AMDPR), while the conference itself was timed to the 25th anniversary of the Association. Sponsors included Kastamonu Russia, which is No. 1 laminate and MDF manufacturer in the country.
During the conference, an open dialogue was held between representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and top managers of industry players, who spoke about the problems of the industry. The issues concerning the operation of timber industry enterprises in the conditions of restrictive measures were considered: the development of necessary tools to support domestic manufacturers and, in general, the state of the furniture industry of the Russian Federation at the moment. Heads of furniture companies also voiced proposals on the support measures they need. Further, the participants discussed the promotion of the AMDPR initiative with representatives of companies on solutions for the possibility of including wooden furniture when buying apartments. It is noted that this will increase the attractiveness of development projects and have a positive impact on furniture production. The conference participants also discussed the problems in the domestic market of boards and plywood, considered possible solutions for the development of exports. Other issues included: an increase in the cost of imported components against the background of ruble strengthening, narrowing demand and increasing competition.
“This meeting is of great importance for the enterprises of the furniture industry and related industries. Having gathered together, we were able to discuss pressing problems and topical issues of the industry in an open dialogue with representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and business leaders. I would like to thank the Association of Furniture and Wood Processing Industry Enterprises of the Russian Federation for this opportunity. Their tremendous support plays an important role. We are always ready to work for the development of the industry. And, of course, we once again congratulate the Association on its 25th anniversary, wish it further development and high achievements,” commented Ali Kılıç, CEO of Kastamonu Russia.
The All-Russia Conference was also attended by: A.N. Shestakov – President of AMDPR, General Director of the First Furniture Factory; T.R. Irtuganov - General Director of AMDPR; O.E. Bocharov – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia; S.F. Radchenko – Member of the Supervisory Board of Angstrem Group; V.G. Khmyrova - Director of the Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and a number of other top officials of leading manufacturers of furniture, wood boards and plywood.